AWS SAML Activityedit

Identifies when SAML activity has occurred in AWS. An adversary could manipulate SAML to maintain access to the target.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • filebeat-*
  • logs-aws.cloudtrail-*

Severity: low

Risk score: 21

Runs every: 5m

Searches indices from: now-25m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100



  • Domain: Cloud
  • Data Source: AWS
  • Data Source: Amazon Web Services
  • Use Case: Identity and Access Audit
  • Tactic: Defense Evasion

Version: 206

Rule authors:

  • Austin Songer

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Investigation guideedit


The AWS Fleet integration, Filebeat module, or similarly structured data is required to be compatible with this rule.

Rule queryedit

event.dataset:aws.cloudtrail and event.provider:( or and event.action:(Assumerolewithsaml or
UpdateSAMLProvider) and event.outcome:success